David Oldfield’s Net Worth & Bio – Real Housewives of Sydney


David Ernest Oldfield is a former Australian politician, best known for co-founding and serving as vice leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party. He’s also the ex-husband of Lisa Oldfield, a reality star and social media influencer best known for her appearance on Bravo’s hit reality show “The Real Housewives of Sydney.”

David Oldfield's Net Worth

In 2022, David Oldfield’s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million. His major source of income is his involvement in politics. David began his political career as a member of Manly Council, a Liberal candidate for Manly, and a political aide to then-Liberal Party minister (and future Australian Prime Minister) Tony Abbott. He then met legislative rookie Pauline Hanson, who earned prominence for statements regarding Indigenous Australians, Asians, immigration, and multiculturalism after her election to the Australian House of Representatives. He started working on Pauline Hanson’s One Nation while working for Abbott. In 1997, One Nation was founded, and David was named an unofficial deputy leader, working with David Ettridge.

Both Davids served as policy masterminds behind Pauline Hanson’s image and political style, were exclusively responsible for the structural foundation of One Nation. However, following a disagreement with Hanson in 2000, he was ejected from One Nation and founded the breakaway organization One Nation NSW, which he headed from its inception in 2000 until its demise in 2004.

From 1999 until 2007, David served in the New South Wales Legislative Council as a member of One Nation, One Nation NSW, and subsequently as an independent. Oldfield declared in 2006 that he will not run for the New South Wales election in 2007.

His fortune is also growing as a result of different media appearances, such as entering reality and game shows.

David's Early Life

David Oldfield is 64 years old. He was born in Manly, a coastal suburb of Sydney, on June 25, 1958. June Emma and Ernest Radcliffe “Bill” Oldfield had four children, the youngest of whom is he. During his youth, his mother had a modest company. Ernest Radcliffe, his father, served in the Australian Army in 1939 and was moved to the Royal Australian Air Force in 1940 to participate in World War II. He was delegated to the No. 2 Squadron and rose through the ranks to Flight Lieutenant before becoming a prisoner of war on April 27, 1945, when the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber carrying his crew crashed landed 20 yards off the coast of Sumba Island, Indonesia, due to engine problems, and they were captured by Japanese forces. Ernest was promoted to flight sergeant and received a Distinguished Flying Medal for his bravery when the crew was rescued and repatriated to Australia in 1946. Later in life, his father became the CEO of Samuel Taylor Pty Ltd, a pioneering Australian home products firm.

From 1951 to 1965, his uncle, Edward Peate “Ted” Oldfield, served in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, representing Maylands from 1951 to 1956, Mount Lawley from 1956 to 1962, and Maylands again from 1962 to 1965. He originally ran for Maylands as a Liberal, then campaigned for Mount Lawley as an Independent before returning to Maylands as a Labor candidate. Lena Eva, his paternal grandmother, was a housewife, and Ernest Henry, his paternal grandfather, was a commercial traveler.

David Oldfield's Education

David Oldfield was a student at Balgowlah Boys School, where he excelled in shooting, swimming, and other sports. In 1986, he won the Australian diving and underwater photography championships, as well as being appointed Captain of the New South Wales State scuba diving team. He also became a member of the Pistol Club of St Ives.

David Oldfield's Relationships and Family Life

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David Oldfield was married to Lisa Oldfield, who was 16 years his junior. She was a previous co-host of Channel 9’s daytime television show “The Catch-Up” and is currently a cast member on “The Real Housewives of Sydney.” The couple welcomed their first child, Henry, in August 2010, and their second son, Albert, in July 2012. However, the pair divorced in 2019, with Lisa announcing their separation on a live reality television show.

David Oldfield's Career

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David Oldfield launched Fathom Dive Pty Ltd, a sporting goods business specialized in water sports, at Farlight near Manly Beach, in 1984 after graduating from Balgowah. Fathom was also a diving school that organized recreational underwater diving adventures off the coast of New South Wales.

For his political career, David was a member of the Liberal Party by 1990. He was elected to the Manly Municipal Council in September 1991, and although his activities as an Alderman are mainly unknown and unpublished, he was a known member of the Environmental Works Community Audit Committee from 1993 to 1995 and the Fisher Road Special School Committee from 1994 to 1996. When Pauline Hanson’s One Nation was created, he was the party’s first local government representative. He was also a Council Alderman until 1998, when he quit to run for the Australian Senate.

David joined the parliamentary staff of Tony Abbott in April 1994, when he was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education. He then rose through the Howard government to become a senior minister and, from 2013 to 2015, Prime Minister of Australia. Abbott was elected to the Division of Warringah, situated in Manly, in March by-election the same year. Abbott had contacted David over the phone to discuss his pre-selection for the seat and asked for his support in securing the job in the Manly region. Later, he went to David’s office to discuss further details, most likely including his position on Abbott’s staff. When Abbott won the seat, he appointed David as his chief of staff, bolstering his position within the Liberal Party. David gained the Liberal preselection for the Manly Electoral District in late 1994. In the 1995 state election, he came up 243 votes shy of defeating Independent Peter Macdonald for the seat. Despite the low number of votes needed to win the seat, just a minimal swing of 0.3 occurred. In the Two-party-preferred result, he earned 16,433 votes (49.6%), while Macdonald received 16,676 votes (50.4%). He did not run for the seat in the following preselection election.

Following the formation of One Nation, David served as an informal deputy leader alongside David Ettridge, and both served as top advisers to Pauline Hanson on party issues. One Nation has been dubbed a “phenomenon.” The party received 22% of the vote in the 1998 Queensland election, capturing 11 of the 89 seats in the unicameral Legislative Assembly. One Nation received 10% of the vote in the 2001 Western Australian election, securing three seats in the Legislative Council. In the March 1999 state election, David was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council.

Both Davids went to great measures to ensure the party’s survival, pushing members to sign resignation papers prematurely and disendorsing anybody who refused to sign or disagreed with the party’s ideals. David also slammed anybody who dared to oppose him. Despite Hanson’s repeated denials, the Australian public grew to see Hanson as a puppet controlled by the masterminds Oldfield and Ettridge, according to their actions. Following the 1998 federal election, in which Pauline Hanson lost her seat and just one senator was elected, One Nation’s popularity started to dwindle. Hanson kicked David out of One Nation in 2000. He eventually formed his own political party, One Nation NSW, which had little success, and he quit the party in 2004 to run as an independent. He stated in August 2006 that he will not run in the March 2007 election.

In 2006, David Oldfield entered the public spotlight as a competitor on Australia’s Celebrity Survivor. His efforts as a player on the program earned him the title of 4th greatest Australian Survivor player in The OZ Network’s first four episodes of the show. In November 2007, he started as a talkback radio broadcaster with Sydney radio station 2GB. David became Sydney’s highest-rated radio host in 2009, with 25.2 percent of the overnight audience. He was sacked by 2GB in 2010. As a relief presenter on 2UE, he started presenting the afternoon shift in May 2010. After three days, the station suspended David for making harsh statements towards asylum seekers.

David made the switch from Mornings to Nights on 2UE in April 2012. He made an appearance on the SBS television show First Touch in November 2016, a series that puts a group of Australians who have had little contact with indigenous people into contact with them. He claimed in the first episode that Aboriginal civilization “should have died out, like the Stone Age died out.” He also believes the Australian constitution is not racist since it makes no reference to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. He was observed forging an emotional connection with an indigenous guy over the loss of their dads, something they both shared. David featured on the Australian edition of Hell’s Kitchen as a celebrity participant in 2017 and in 2018, he and his wife Lisa, competed on the Australian edition of “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” as celebrity contestants.

Today, David Oldfield and his family now reside in Sydney, living a peaceful life.

David Oldfield's Fathom Dive's Tragedy

Aboard January 8, 1988, a tragedy occurred on the boat and the Fathom-hired equipment used to investigate the disaster of the S.S. near the Sydney South Head, Annie M. Miller.

Dr. Andy Newman-Maurice and Richard Evans, two of his clients, were on vacation in Sydney from Melbourne. Evans drowned and died during the expedition, according to the Coroner’s inquiry. Evan’s family filed a judicial complaint against Fathom in the Victorian Supreme Court in September 1993. David represented himself, and the jury was dismissed by agreement after 11 days of deliberation.

David Oldfield's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

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Facts About David Oldfield

Nationality Australian
Estimate Net Worth $2 million
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Birthplace Manly, Sydney
Birthday  June 25, 1958

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